The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has slammed the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu, for verbally attacking judges during the demonstration against the E-Levy on Thursday, February 10.
Mr. Sosu suggested in an interview during the Yentua demo that certain judges will be dealt with politically if the current administration loses power in the next election.
He also said that “political judges” would lose their offices when the political regimes whose bidding such judges do are no longer in power.
But in a statement, the GBA described Francis Sosu’s statement as ignorant, despicable, and completely irresponsible.
The statement added that the assertion by Francis Xavier Sosu, was “very unprofessional, unfortunate, irresponsible and distasteful and same smacks of deep-seated ignorance, as the tenure of judges per the Constitution, 1992, and other relevant laws, is never in any way whatsoever tied to the tenure of the political regime under which judges are appointed.
“Judges, unlike political office holders, are not elected into office, hence it is reckless for anybody to give the slightest suggestion that the tenure of judges are linked to the tenure of the political regimes under which judges are appointed.”